Well, here we are again. September has arrived – doesn’t seem a year since we had a month long “peach-fest” of womb cancer awareness raising.
Mind you, we do raise awareness every single day of the year but we do like to make a special effort during September. This year will be our 8th month long womb cancer awareness campaign and as usual we will be looking for your support and help to spread the word.
As well as all the usual awareness raising we have 3 mini campaigns running through-out the month. The first one is our #PeachTeaParty for womb cancer awareness. No one holds tea parties for womb cancer like they do for breast cancer or ovarian cancer so we decided it was about time that changed.
Several of our ladies are holding a Peach Tea Party, either at home inviting family and friends or at work with colleagues etc. There are actually 2 happening today – one in Dundee and one in Norfolk and there are more planned throughout the month. Keep an eye on the FaceBook page for some photos.
Campaign No.2 is one that we have been highlighting for a couple of years. The #NeverTooYoung campaign aims to show that despite what many GP’s tell their patients, womb cancer can and does affect women of all ages and you are #NeverTooYoung to get it.
Campaign No.3 will focus on the emotional and psychological side of a cancer diagnosis – something that is often overlooked and yet is something that a lot cancer patients struggle with. Many get little help of support. So the #GiveWombCancerAVoice campaign is giving womb cancer patients a chance to share how a cancer diagnosis has affected them.
Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and please share our posts and help us spread the word about womb cancer. As the most common gynaecological cancer it needs more awareness – as you know I strongly believe that it deserves an awareness month of its own and should not be lumped in with the other gynae cancers, some of whom already have awareness months of their own. Womb cancer gets little attention as it is and we are determined to make sure it gets more.
We have lost 5 Peach Sisters this year, and it is in their memory, and that of all the other Peach Sisters we have lost over the past 7+ years, that we continue to do all we can to raise awareness.
Please join us and help spread the word.